Postdoctors in Resilient Critical Infrastructures
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Become a part of world-leading research and education! The School of Electrical Engineering is one of ten schools at KTH. We conduct research and education in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Space, Fusion and Plasma Physics. The field of electrical and electronic engineering at KTH is internationally recognized and places high in international rankings. The school is responsible for bachelor and master programs in Electrical Engineering which are closely linked to our research fields. 450 people work together in an international environment in eight departments and in the Dean’s office.
The positions are with the departments of Automatic Control, Network and Systems Engineering, and Information Science and Engineering. The departments’ staff consists of 150 faculty members, researchers, and PhD students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The departments are internationally well established, have many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and are involved in several European and national projects.
The recruitment is part of the cross-departmental Center for Resilient Critical Infrastructures, CERCES, which is concerned with the security and resilience of industrial control and information systems. In particular, the center is focused on control systems, communication networks and computing, wireless communication, and embedded software verification. In this call, we are looking for highly-qualified PhDs that can contribute to at least one of the following areas:
Control systems: In this area, we adopt concepts and methods for cyber-physical systems in the study of reliability, safety, and security of critical infrastructures, such as power systems, smart grids, and water distribution systems. The work will have a strong focus on the physical aspect of the critical infrastructures, and the main goal is to develop control and monitoring algorithms that ensure resilient operation of the infrastructures, in the face of unexpected and malicious events.
Fog computing and IoT: We will study novel solutions for secure and resilient communication and computing for emerging industrial control system application scenarios, including smart power grids, enabled by technologies such as network virtualization and cloud fog computing. We will leverage models of the physical processes monitored and controlled, and will combine them with stochastic models of the communication and computing infrastructure for developing secure and resilient resource management algorithms.
Wireless communication: We will study new approaches to secure wireless communication systems at the physical layer. The purpose is to demonstrate that physical-layer security techniques are a powerful means to complement conventional security features in order to improve the resilience against attacks in the wireless domain (e.g., eavesdropping, jamming, impersonation), to reduce the security overhead resulting from heavy-weight encryption, and to improve the overall security performance.
KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous remuneration, as well as other employment benefits. As a postdoctor at KTH you have many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events which will extend your professional network and benefit your future career.
Candidates should have a PhD, or be about to receive a PhD degree. The candidate should have a strong background from at least one of the areas security, signals and systems, control systems, communication networks, information theory, or wireless systems. The candidate should also be prepared to collaborate with all the faculty and students in the CERCES center, and to spend time in their respective departments.
The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.
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Log in to KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete according to the instructions. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of the application period.
The application must include:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
- Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue this position, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
- Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
- Letters of recommendation
- Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve us the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates.
The employment is time limited to 1 year with possibility of extension with 1 more year.
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||According to agreement, preferably as soon as possible|
|Number of positions||2|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||01.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET|